The annual Swedish National Conference in Music TherapyMarch was held March 28-29 and located in Kristianstad, in South of Sweden. The conference was a collaboration between FMS, Musik i Syd, Kulturhuset Barbacka and Kristianstad University and the programme included presentations by David Aldridge from University of Witten-Herdecke, Rachel Verney and Simon Procter from Nordoff Robbins Institute, London and Bo Nilsson from Kristianstad University.
Conference programme (Swedish): http://www.musikisyd.se/wp-content/uploads/1/2014/06/Program_konferens_2015.pdf
Markku Kaikkonen and Kaarlo Uusitalo from Resonaari visited Sweden and Skåne in Februari 2015. They gave a lecture about their work with Figure notes at Musik theory forum’s yearly symposium at Sundsgården in Helsingborg, where music teachers from all around the region joined.
Together with Including music they also held a seminar at Kulturcentrum in Lund, KC, where music teachers and music therapists from the region joined in discussions and practical workshops held by Kaikkonen, Uusitalo and Micke Skoog, KC.
In August 2014 Including music visited Resonaari special music centre, Helsinki.
Markku Kaikkonen and Kaarlo Uusitalo from Resonaari held workshops and discussions on music teaching for people in need of special support. Music teachers and music therapists from Finland, Sweden and Scotland met to brainstorm, network and plan future collaborations.
Below Micke, Sofia, Bo and Ida from Including Music.